Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10EVDS
Showing 1-10 of 35
No more tweaks needed to use in TiVo HD but reliability problems remain
4 March 2011
Summary: Well first the good news. I purchased the drive in November 2010 to replace a drive on it's last legs in a TiVo HD. I was a bit apprehensive with all of the stories about an extra tweak being needed. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it did not need a tweak and worked fine using winmfs with no alterations. The news is that after just 5 months the drive gave up on me.
Summary: Works great as an upgrade hard drive for my Tivo HD. Runs warmer than the previous 160GB drive, but still lower power than a regular desktop drive. wdidle3.exe /d ran fine for me, and I copied the contents of the previous drive using MFSLive. It took about 90 minutes for 140GB of data. It remains to be seen how reliable the drive is, since it's only been two days. Otherwise, awesome value for the price!
Summary: I am using this drive to increase the capacity of my Directv DVR, it has been performing quite well in that capacity. As usual the purchasing experience with Amazon was great. Using Amazon Prime allows me to chose the item I want and to have it delivered quickly.
Summary: Got this as an upgrade to my Tivo HD (following the instructions at tivocommunity's topic 370784#S5). Also from Amazon I purchased the Silverhill Tool Kit for Xbox and Xbox 360, 6 Piece to actually open up my TivoHD. This drive worked like a charm! It is dead silent in the Tivo (ie - no noise, not noisy) and came with AAM automatically set to the Tivo-ideal 128. Also didn't have to worry about wdidle3 since the reboots seem to work OK.
Summary: I've owned dozens of hard drives over the years, and this was the quickest time to failure of any of them: three days shy of 9 months after installing in my TiVo DVR! Fortunately, it's still under warranty, but how can I trust the replacement?
Good Drive for Tivo HD Upgrade - But Extra Effort Required
Paul Kackert, Amazon
2 June 2010
Summary: When I ordered a WD10EVDS drive to upgrade my Tivo HD, I was aware of the hanging soft reboot issue with drives manufactured after October 2009. The drive I received was manufactured in December 2009. Before putting the drive into service, I disabled the Intellipark feature that is reportedly causing the issue. I used the wdidle3.exe program from Western Digital to disable it based on info posted at [...] as a guideline.
Random Reboots on a TiVO HD - this is just what the doctor ordered
Daniel G. Lebryk, Amazon
2 June 2010
Summary: After two years, my 500Gb WD DVR Extender started to give up the ghost - the TiVO would randomly reboot about twice a day while watching television. So I decided to go down the path of internal drive replacement. There are other options to purchase a drive with the TiVO system installed, but they have their own bear traps. This is exactly the drive to buy for a TiVO HD or Series 3. 1Tb is the simple size limit.
Summary: I have a TiVo HD with My DVR Expander. "My DVR Expander" broke after 1 yr. Decided to replace the internal 160GB with this. It's awesome! PRO: * Taking out My DVR Expander so 1 less power cord to deal with, less clutter in area * Lower power consumption than the 160GB drive it replaced. * Technically, according to spec, lower noise than the orig 160GB drive.
Summary: I specifically orders this HD to replace another 1TB HD (Samsung F1) in my TivoHD. The noise level is significantly lower with the new drive. The TiVo is in my bedroom and I can no longer hear the drive spinning. Great product so far.